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Morrlly wlnirln on briar and weed, Hear to the noit ofhla lltllo dame, ' Of er the mnuutalu aide and inoad, . Robert of Lincoln Is tcllingM uanic; Bob-o'-llnk, bob-oMlnk, F l iilc , spaub, apink; - Pnuffaud sarelsthutHestof oura. Hidden among the summer nowor. , Cboo, chee, thee. Robert of Lincoln Is gaily drest, Wearing a bright blurk wedding ronl; . White are shoulders and white hiscrcs(( Ilcarhlm rail In his merry notv; BoboMluk, bob-oMlnk, fipiiik, sjiunk, Mjilnk; Look, what a nice now real is mine, Sure there was uurora bird so lino. Ch!0,i'bee, clioe. fiobortof Lincoln's Quaker wife, I'rolty and quid, with plain browu wing, Paliig at home a iatleut life, -llroodaln thegrass whlk'her hoslmud sings Bob-oMiuk, bob-o'-liuk, , ripluk,muk, spInk; Brood, kind cri-aturu; you need not foar Tliltvosuiid robbere while 1 am here. Cheo,cheo, eheo. Mudot and. shy as a nun Is ahef Olio wouk chirp Is her only note. Jlraggurt and prince of bmitgnrts is he, Pouring boasts from his llltle throat; Bub-o'-link, bob-o'-liuk, Kptuk, spank, silnk; Stiver ausl of raid of lunn; Ciili h mc, cowardly knaves, if yon can. Chee, chee, cheu. b'lx white oggs on a bed of hoy. Flecked with purple, a prelty sight! There ei the mother sin all duy , Kobort Is singing with all his might: Bb-oMlnkbob.o,.:i:ik, ' Nplnk, spank, spink; Nice good wife that uovergoes out, Ksepinghouse while I frolleabout. Chee, chee, chee. Boon as the Utile onos chip the shell Klx wide mouths are open for food; Robert of Lincoln bestirs litiu well, Gathorlng seeds for the hungry brood. Bob-oMluk, bob-o'-liuk, Spink, spank, spink; This new life-la likely to ho Hard lor a gny young fellow like me. Cboe, choc, chee. Knbort of Lincoln at length Is made Sober with work, and silent with care; On Is hi. holiday gurinent laid, Hulf forgotteu that merry air, Bob-o'-llnk, bob-oMlnk, - Spink, spank, spInk; Kobody knows but my mate and I , Where our nest and ur aottlings lie. Chee, chee, cbue. Summer wanes; the children are grown; Fun and frolic no more tin knows; Robert of Liucpln's a humdrum crouo! Off he llesand wo singns he goes: Bob-oMluk, bob-o'-lluk, Spink, spank, spink; , When you can pipe that merry old strain, Robert of Lincoln, come bsck again. . . Cboe, chee, chee. '.CAN'T GET ALO-VG. : BT T. 8. AETBL'R. I don't know liow it is,' said Felix Hall, 'that some people can get along so com fortably on a thousand dollars a year, ' We can't do it.' 'I'm surp I try to economize all I can,' returned Mrs.' Hall, sadly, for she felt that her husband's remark was more than half intended as reflection upon ber. 'I only keep one girl, and , do nearly all my own sewing.' 1 don't blame you, Harriot, ' said Mr. Hall, I'm sure I don't. I know you work bard too hard, I often wish it was easier for you, BuH what can I do? My salary is only s thousand dollars. And yet, that is all Hawkins receives, and be seems to get along so smoothly; and even lays by, he tells me, a hundred dollars a year. I don't know how they do it,' replied Mrs. Hall. 'I know that Mrs. Hawkins does'nt work half as hard as I do, though ber bouse always looks in better order than mine. Thev bave better furniture than we have, and I am sure Mrs. Hawkins' clothes cost double what mine do. I don't think it is my fault. ' ' , ' . , . 'I don't say it is, Harriet. , 1 believe you do your part the boat you know bow But something must be wrong, somewhere, Other people can live very well on a thou sand dollars,' while ' we are always owing bills to this, thaf, ' and the other one. Here is the fjuarter'a bill for , groceries '" amounting to sixty -five dollars, and I owe sftTentv to mr tailor besides. " Then there is an unsettled bill at the provision store of fifteen of twenty dollars, besidcV the rent, bread bill, the milk bill, and I don't know ' tow many other bills.' oojjpiTacEjjca NO. 8 I 'I wisb these bills were not allowed to : run on.'Tcmaiked Mrs. Hall, 'I am sure it j would be a great deal better to pay for everything as we go along.' "Ho it would, but we hav'nt the monev to do it with. 'It takes nearly my whole quarter's sal ry. regularly, to pay oti the bills of three . niuutlit.; ana then lliere is no way to live but to, go on trust for almost every thing , lor lliree months longer. U s a bad system, I know, but there appears to be no help for it just now. And in the full conviction that there was no l.elp for it, Mr. Hall drew his quar ter 8 salary ol two hundred and fifty dol : lars, and went and paid off bills, and bor rowed money debts amounting to two i hundred dollar. Then giving his wife i ten dollars to buy little things with, he ! started with a fculing of discouragement, on a new quarter, with but forty dollars in . his pocket. Although he had paid two hundred dollars of debts, there was almost an equal amount still hanging over him. Mr. Hall was a clerk in a bank, where he was engaged,' regularly, from eight o'clock in the morning until about four o'clock and sometimes rive in the afternoon. Ho lived in a house for which he paid two hundred dollars a year, and paid his tailor from a hundred to a hundred and fifty dol lars annually. He carried a gold lever watch that had cost eighty dollars, and wore a chain for which he had paid forty. He also indulged in one or two expensive breast-pins, and before his fnmily had be come as large as at present, had spent a good deal of money in jewelry for his wife. But the dropping m of one child after an other, until the number grew to five, inter fered with these little indulgences very materially, and callod so loudly for sell denial tliat tho appeal could not bo entirely disregarded. But the self-dcninl was prac ticed more by Mrs. Hnll much more than by her husband. She denied herself al most every thing, even sufficient rest for her overwearied body, while he, went on, in most things about the same as he did when he and his wife paid eight dollars a week for their boarding, and had just the sami income they bad at present. Bullet us look a littlo more closely into his way of doing things, and see if it is not possible to diMwver what appeared so great a mystery to him. On the day after Mr. Hall had spoken to his wife so despondingly, he spent for to bacco and cig.trs eighteen and tliree-qunr-ler cents; lor a luncheon find a glass of wino-sang-iiee, twelve and a half cents mori; uud in toys for the-children, fifty cen is. He also "bought a bottle of wipe, for which he paid seventy-five cents Theso items amounted to one dollar and fifty-six and a quarter cents, in a single day. On the next day, he paid hi.-i barber's bill for three months, which was three dollars and a half, and his boot black's bill which was two dollars. Luncheon, and some cakes and enndie for the children,- cost .twenty five cents; and a very pretty pnper-folder that struck his fancy, the trifle of twenty-! five cents more. Hero were six dollars for ' the second day, nearly all of which might have been saved if he had shaved himself .' and brushod his own boots, to do either of which would have been far mure honora ble, geteel and praiseworthy, tlj:in to in dulge in the luxury of a barber an J a boot black, and let his wife woik herself half to : death. On the third day he hiiml a chaise ; and rode out with his family after hu had left bank in the afternoon. The chaise ' hire was a dollar and a half, and toll gaits and refreshments for all, fifty cents more. Already, in luncheon, cigars, and one or ' two little mailers, a half dollar had been expended 1 by Mr. Hnll in the fore part of j the day, so that, on the third day of the! week, three dollars, were expi'mlod uiinec- j essarily. During this time, for marketing, shoes for one or two of the children, and sundry expenses incident to a large family, six dollars melted from the hands of Mr. Hall. Ou the evening after the ride, Mr." Hall look out his pocket-book and counted his money. To bis utter astonishment,, and almost dismay, he found that he had only about twenty-three dollars and a half. He counted it over and over again, but could not make it a cent more. Three days be fore he had forty' dollars.' Where could sixteen and a half have flown to? He had never spent it; that to bis mind was per. fectly clear. ' . '..' ' ' 'Have you taken any money out of my pocket book?' he asked of his wife. 'No, certainly not,' she replied; 'what should I take money out of your pocket book for. You gave me ten dollars, and I have eight and a half of it left.' ' 'Well, something's gone with about ten dollars. I have but twenty-three and. a half, and I had forty, two or three days ago. ' Of course, I hav'nt spent sixteen dollars and over in three days.' 'Certainly not. But where can it bave gone? Have you counted righ?' . 'Oh, yes!' and Mr. Hall went over the money again to see if there was no mis take. , . i. .. ". 'It is too true. I have but twenty-three dollars and half.' . 'Are you sure you havn't spent it for something?' suggested Mrs. Hall. 'How j else could it have gone?' . ' I 'Someone must have given me wrong: change. -1 gave the carriage-driver a five dollar bill. Let me see. What change did be give me? It was a note, and I took , it for three dollars.. , , . ' '. , Mr. Hall ran over tho money in his pocket-book. 5crcEssi3a is'trrp LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, 'Yes, hare's a three dollar bill. He gave me the right change." Mr. Hall's mind wag in great perplexity. His income was small enough compared to his expenses, and, therefore, to lose eight or ten dollars, he fell to be no trifling mat ter. 'Suppose you count up what you have spent?' suggested Mrs. Hall, 'and see how much it is, exactly. Perhaps you have laid out more than you think for.' 'I've not laid out half of sixteen dollars. But we will count up-' In the first place the spendings for mar keting, .shoes and the sundries that went into the family were recalled with some ef fort, and the sum of six dollars finally made out. That's only six dollars, yon see, re marked Mr. Hall, leaving a deficiency of ten dollars and a half.' 'Bui you forgot the carriage hire.' True, That was two dollars making eight dollars.' 'And you know you bought milk and cakes for the children, and paid the toll keeper.' 'So I did. paid exactly. Let me see how much I Just fifty cents to a frac- lion. 'Then we have eight dollars and fif y cents accounted for, which leaves eight dollars deficient. Think, now, what you spent for yourself, yesterday and the day uetore.' 'Not eijrht dollars nor eight cents. But let me see. There is my luncheon every day, for three days just thirty-seven and a half cents. True! And there is a bot tle of wine; I'd forgotten that seventy five cents. Yes, and now I remember, I paid half a dollar for the toys I bought the children. So much?' Yes. I had lo buy for all of them, and even cheap toys, where you liave to get so many of them, count up. But, we must include the children, sometimes 1 have spent, also, for cigars and tobacco, the trifle of thirty-one ceuts; and for paper folder a quarter. And in cakes and can dies for the children I may have spent, may be, a shilling. Let me Se how much all these amount to. The items were soon summed up, and (lie product was 'wo dollars and nearlv a half. . That, you co, reduces it to five dollars and a half,' said Mrs. Hall. 'So it does,' remarked the husband.- 'How money does-slip through one's lin gers. 1 would not havo believed it. but where is the balance? Where are the five dollars and a half? . Even that is too much to loose. Let me soe.' Mr. Hall thought tor a moment, and then his thumb and finger g; ve a sharp crack, and he exclaimed Yesl Thai's it! I paid my barber's and my boot black's bills, which added togeth er, make just live dollars and a half. Well, I declural It is astonishing! Would any oue have thought it? How money does gol I wish 1 could never seo a dollar. Money melts out of my pocket like snow before the fire. I wish, in my heart, you would take it and see if you can make it go any farther than I do.' Mrs. Hnll did not reply for some mo ments, and then she said 'I will do so, provided vou let me man agrt things in my own way for a year; and, also, piovidcd you will bo content with live dollars a quarter for your tobacco and cigars; also providedihat you will shave yourself, and black your own boots, or let like do it. for you; and also take your lun cheon from homo instead of buying it; by all of which about sixty dollars a year can be saved." 'Sjx'y dollars! It don't-cost half of that sum,' Harriet.' ' - 'Count ii up for yourself, Felix. Why a shilling a day for lunchainouutsto tliirty sevciv dollars a year.' 'So it does? How littlo things do count up. Well, wife, if you'll take hold in good earnest, I'll do just as you . say for one year, and if you bring down the cost of livipgas much as a hundred dollars, I will let yon manage money matters ever after.' 'If I don't bring it down three hundred dollars! am mistaken,' replied Mrs. Hall, in a confident tone; for light had suddenly broken into her mind. The account which ber husband had given of three days' dis pension of money under his system, show ed her where the leak was. 'Here are twenty dollars to begin with, all tbat I have left from my last quaiter's salary, after keeping three dollars and half for my tobacco aud cigars during' the next three months. ' When it is' gone, I will borrow as much as you want lo carry you on until I can draw -more money. ' . : At the rate Hall was going on, it would have taken little over a week to have en tirely emptied his pocket-book; but it was a month before his wife asked' for a fresh supply. ' ' - J- ' " One of Mrs. Hall's first act was to buy blacking and brushes, and discharge- the' boot-black. For a week she brushed her husband's boots', every morning, before ne aiscoveu mm mo uuui-uiacK uaa oeen dismissed; then he accidentally caught her in the act of brightening his leather under standingsfvery gitfally to his surprise. After that, be shaved himself and blacked bis own boots without feeling- himself;in tho least degraded thereby. Five dollars a quarter for tobacco and cigars,. and other rrick-nackeries, Mr. Hall found to be rather limited income; but, as be bad agreed to meet his -extra expenses with this sum, be felt some pride in doing so. In order to accomplish it however, .s-trtm ti xMsrf be had to abate many glasses of wine and I mineral water, and limit himself to a cer tain number of eigare daily. -' ! At the end of the first quarter, -Mrs. ' 1 r n 1 1 MHAiMAn. . Itl.iwl ,'Al a K .1 aawamIm dollars from her husband. 1 Eighty dollars she had received before, and as this had been borrowed by her husband, ho kept that amount from this three months salary in order to pay it back. ' By extra exertions and a system of al most pinching economy, Mrs. Hall manag ed during the second quarter, to pay the rent, and a few small bills, and got through without asking her husband for a cent more; so that when the salary became due ngnin, she had a much larger sum to start with. From that time not even a baker's ! bill was permitted to accumulate; anil even her milk bill was settled once a week. Mr. Hall sometimes complained a little at his wife's 'short commons,' as he culled them, and at being cut off, from all plfas-ure-taking, but she consoled him by telling him, good htimorcdly, to wait awhile, that there was a better lime coming.- The year for which Mrs. Hall had un dertaken to manage affairs at last came to a close, and one evening she said to her husband 'Here are my accounts for tho year. They are not very neally kept, but I pre sume you will find all correct.' 'Accounts! Have you kept accounts?' asked Mr. Hall. Oh, yes; to a ponney.' 'Well, how stands the balance? ; 'Something in onr favor, I think. There isn't a cent owed anywhere, except the balance o'f your tailor's bill, and you know I had over a hundred and fifty dollars to pay when ' I took the management of things.' 'Possible!' said Mr. Hall, opening his eyes. 'Yes; and, what is bettor, I have about fifty dollars on hand.' 'Incredible!' It is true.' 'But bow in tho world did you do iL?' Not by starving you all, you will ad mit.' " 'No, certainly, we have had plonty of good, wholesome food to eat; though I mustown to thinking, sometimes, that you indulge us in littlo seasonable delicacies rather sparingly.' ... 'It had to be done, or ele I. couldn't have got along on the reduced income of this year reduced by the necessity of paying-off so many little old bills." 'But how have you done it, Harriot? You lnvn't given me the afliirmative yet?' .'By following ibis simple rulrf, Felix, never to buy anything that was not want ed, and being very careful when a want presented itself, In see teielher it was rent or imaginary. Hereafter, I hope you will follow the same rule, and if you do, . you can keep til? family on as little as have 'Thank you, Harriet?' returned Mr. Hall, smiling; 'but 1 believe won't supcr perscde your administration of affairs; al though shall insist upon one thing; audit is that you get a stout girl of thirteen or fourteen to help you. You are working too hard. . 'Wait until next year.' 'No. t must be dono now. We can afford it. But, if you think we can't, will give up my tobacco and cigars in order to help meet the extra expense.' . 'Oh, no, I won't ask lhat of you,' said Mis. Hall. ... 'Then you must got the extra help.' 'Very well, ifyou insist so strongly ngly upon it, I suppose it must be done.' And il was done. ' Three or four years have passed. Mf. Hall is quite as well dressed as before. And his wife much bet ter. Several articles ' of new furniture have been added to' their house. Mrs'. Hall keeps a cook and girl to help about, and has . a ; much more cheerful and less broken-down appearance.. She doesn't work half as hard as she did. Add to all this the fact, that thero is not a cent owed anywher'e, and from ono to two hundred dollars always lying by, and the reader will agree with Ilall, who has quite, changed his mhd on the subject, that a man can get along on ri tlrausand dollars; that is, if he has the right kind of a wife', and Is willing to let- her , mauago things with, prudence and economy. . ' . .; ,' ', . "'. A Family Scknb." Ilow'beaiitiful it is for children to early form the love and habit of being useful. See how this beau ty is set forth in tho following Family Seme by Mrs. Sigonrney. ' ' "I have lost my whole fortune," said a merchant as he returned one evening to his home, "we can no longer keep our car riage, we must' leave this-large houso. The children can no longer go tn expensive schools. Yesterday I was a rh man today there is nothing that I onh call my 'Wtl." ' ' :.:".''' :.''' . "Dear Husband," said the wife, "we are still rich in each other and in ocr children. Money may pass away, but God :has giv en us a better treasure iu the active hands and loving hearts." . . "pear father," said the children, "do not look so sober. . We( will help you to get'aliving." - j . . ., .. .. .What can you" do poor ,things?"..said he.' 'V- ; ' ': , "You sbalj see you shall see!" said several voices. " "It is a'pity if we bave been to school for nothing. ' How -can the father of eight.' children - be poor? - We shall work and make yon rich aaain." 'i j Such a wife, and such children, trre' true riches to any man. Q"2y.aiaDa&-0E0RGE Washington.',, . JUNE 28, 1855 KIRW AN 'S LETTERS. -.. . , TO TilS RUUT HUV. JOHS HUGH., BISHOP , . OF KhV.V 1'OKK. . .. ' ' LETTER XII. : ' ..Mr deaA Sia, The letters which I have had the honour of addressing to you, I must now bring to a cluse. I bave slat ed to you, with all frankness and sincerity, ray reasons for leaving ihe church in which I was born, baptized, and confirmed; and which, on the mjit, mature deliberation, yet prevent me from returning lo it. I can assure you, on the word of an Irishman, and which is far more, on the word of a Christian, thai I have had no end in view but the exposure of error, and ihe develop ment of the truth. Thirty year hare al most run their course siuce I left your church; and although not utterly unknown to the men of our age, nor unvdiciied, these letters form my first appoaranee on popery. Unless sonw unexpected ripple is excited on the current of my feelings, they will, probably, form my last. Now, dear sir, what think you of thse reasons? Are they, or are they not. sufii c:.ent to excuse, to forbid my return to your church? Had I an ear sufficiently acute lo hear the decision of your con science, 1 believe in ray. soul lhat it pro nounces tfiem sufficient. Yes, I believe, that were it not for your sad doctriue of In fallibility, which ttercotypes and perpetu ates every absurdity, you and multitudes like you, men of sense and education, would rise and cast a fire-brand amid the rubbish which ignorauce and wickedness have, in the progress of ages, collected around your church, and send lis smoke heavenward like the smoke of a furnace. But, tiii-j I am not igoorant of Iho - slow progress of truth ag iiust bigotry of the great diflicuhy of exchanging bad opin ions and cus.oms, hallowd by usuage, fur better ones. Nor have I rea l history so inattentively as hot to learn from it the great difliculfy of converting high eccle sias:ics to tbs knowledge of the truth. The mitre has ahkd.led many a head from the weapons of sense and log'c; and under the surplice many a conscience has gone to rest lhat, without -it, would have "con tended to tho death for the faith once de livered to the saints. . I must not forget that it was the high priest who occupied Mo-es' seat that put our Lord to deuth; nor can I forget that those chiming to be tho successors of Peter, and the .vicege rents of Christ, have been the greatest pcrsecu'.urs of the saints. They have shed Christian blood enough for pope and car dinals to swim in. Would to Go l tbat you could see things a? I seo. them; your influ ence would be strong in freeing our lellow countrymen from that londag of the soul which most degrades them. But despair iug of this.I turn from you to the victim of your system. Roman Catholics, and espe cially Irish Catholics, lo you I now turn. From yOur bishop, whom, with you, I re spect as a nvin, I ough I oppose his relig ious principles, I appeal to you. With you is the power to bring to a perpetual end that system of ghostly tyranny the most oppressive that man has ever felt. Sub jects and sceptres depart together; the farce of the Mass will soon end when there are none to witness it; and popes, bish ops, and priests will soon seek an honest calling when there aro none to be edified by their jugglery, when "the alms and ,the suQVagos of the , faithful" cease to flow. Will you give an honest perusal to these lotters;and candidly weigh the reasons and the arguments which they contain? That I was born iu Ireland, is my nrido. My sympathies are all with Ireland in its civil, social, aud moral degradation. 1 he blood of my kindred, shed to aefend it against English oppression, mingles wiih iu soil. Your present feelings as, to your church, I have had, and in all their force. I can en tirely appreciate them. I hove cordially hat ed Protestantism h Protestants; and I have seen the time when I regarded the man as my personal . enemy who wuiild ulter a word against my religion. But those wore tho days of my youth aud of ignorance. When I became a man, I put away child ish things. And my reasons for so doing are spread out before you in these letters; and all 1 ask of you is, kindly and Candidly to consider -them, and then' to act accordingly- If tn';y ra not sufficiently cogent to cause you as thoy have caftsed me, to leave the Church of Rome, then you will have my entire consent to be opresscd, flleeced and ridden by your priests as long as you live. ' - - Yet permit mo to entreat yon to give to the subject of these letters the attention which it demands. I know that many of you aro sincere; but this is no test of truth. I know many of you to be devout; but so are Mahometans and pagans. I know that j many of you are prepared to make any sacrifice which religion demands. But we may give all our goods to feed the poor, and j our bodies to "be burned, and yet be Strang ere to the only true religion. My heart is doeply affected in view of your state. A noble popK you - are shut out from the joys to which God invites you. 'You are hoo.l winked and mnnacled by a system of tho grossest fraud and delusion; yon are denied the common birthright of a citizen of the world seeing with yonr own eyes and hearing with -your own ears. You are robbed of the only" volume that can guide' yftu and are forbidden to enter the way of life, save through the gate which is guarded by yoar priests. O! suffer the entreaties of one who'siiffered as you now do under the galling chains of papal tyr anny, Break the fetters which priests .JJjOniXJLl.'i 1 ! HS2gg have forged, and fn which they bave bound you. You are now in land where yon may laugh at the excommunications and anathemas of popes, prelates and priests. God has given you his word; let no man filch it from you. God has given you a mind, to think for yourselves; let no man nsnrp the power of thinking for you. God invites too to himself, to receive at bis own band pardon and forgivneas. 0 1 submit not to go and pay fjr tbese, and on your knees, to a priest. Go to the Bible for your religion. Receive nothing as reli gious truth, which is not there taught; and your mental, social, and moral rege dera tion is commenced. Bat you meet this appeal with the ob jection; that I am a deserter from your church; and that lam not, therefore, to be heard. If your priests take any notice at all of these letters, I know well the changes they will ring upon this idea. But was not Peter a deserter from the Jewish church; and must he not be heard on that .account? Must a man who renounces er ror never be heard by those who continue in it? And what think you of the prose cution by your church of those who re nounce its authority? To say the least of it, it is in bad company. The Jews put Christ to death for deserting the faith of Moses. The Mahometans put to death any man of their number who rejects the Koran for Christ. The Hindoos expel from their society all who reject thei re ligion for ours. And popery has shed, in rivers, Ihe blood of those who eould not but reject its follies and absurdities. In this happy land, the bull of a pope is as harmless as a lamb-and the thunders of the Vatican have no lightning that injures. Priests may prejudice you against these letters, but tljy are the interested party, their craft is in danger. And all 1 ask of you is, to give my reasons the candid con sideration which you owe to yourselfand which their importance requires. But you may ask, What! do you wish me to give up my religion? Is not mine the oldest religion? Here, I well know, is the invincble argument with many of you; but has it any weight? Are the oldest things always the best? If so, then the Jews were right in resisting Christianity; aud the pagans are right in clinging to their false systems and you do wrong in ever exchanging an old garment or an old house for a new one. But is popery the oldest religion? 0, no; Christianity is older. Popery and Mahomeiahisia arose at the same time, and centuries after the establishment of Christianity. They are alike corruptions of the religion of Je sus, though the phrophet has apostatized farther than the pope They both appea! to the senses, and are both idolatrous. If the pope has his holy water, the prophet has his holy well. If ihe one has Lis holy bones, and coats, and relics, the other has bis holy pieces of tapastry from the temple of Mecca. They have alike their pilgrimages--'.heir senseless repetition of prayers thoir Lents their penances, and their external symbols which alike, adorn the church and the mosqua. And if the pa pist can object to Christianity, saying, is not mine ihe oldest religion? then can the Mahometan do the same. But yours is not the oldest religion. I could here give you the time, did the lim its of a letter ptitmit.wheu the distinguish ing doctrines of your church were intro duced. The celibacy of the clergy came nto tho church in the Fourth Century; purgatory appeared in the Seventh, and was affirmed in the Twelfth; auricular con fessions, and the worship of the Host, in the Thirteenth; and so on to the end of the chapter. And instead of wishing- you to give up the oldest religion, we wish you only to give up popery for Christianity ;-to give up the now, and to returu to the old. All that I have done myself, and all that I de sire you to do is, to lay aside every thing that pope, bishops.and priests have added to the religion of Jesus, and to embrace that religion just as it is taught in the Bible. . Convinced that you have been deceived by those to whom yon have been looking for guidance lhat - priests have sought your money more than your salvation tbat instead of bread they bave given you stones, and for egg, -serpents that they bave sought to brutalize, instead of en lightening yon to enslave instead of ele vating you"to the liberty with which Christ makes his people free; do any of yon in quire as to the course best for you to pur sue? If you will take the advice of one that has gone before you in the way, ii is cheerfully' given. Think not of giving - - . ... .... op all religion because of the deceptions of popery. - this was one or my mistakes. Take tho Bible for your guide;--that will not deceive you. It teaches you tbat you are a sinner: this you should believe and feel. It teaches you that' Christ died for sinners; and that his blood cleanses from all sin; and that to escapa the -wrath and curse of God due to you for .sin, the great and the onry prerequisites are repentinco toward God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Give up your missal for the Bi- I Die oontess yonr sins not to your priests hut to God look for p ir Ion and meetnees tor neaven, noi to pnesny BooiHiiinis, uu : jies6 joaYes inT .. . . . , , eatinc wafers, and. extreme unctions, bnt I 1 y ' to the righteousness of Jesus Christ,' re- ' Tas New York Tribune stales; wP ooived by faith; and in spite of popos, prel- j iesof that paper, cf the I6th and. r7tn or ates, and priesta, life, eternal life isyours.' I 'April, which went to Pans, were confis WUhing and praying for yon all, that ' eated. It appears ther were in thenr deliverauce from popish thraldom in which j four articles of an alarming nature. Om t .n,i .knr Vts t f ,,(, f flwm related1 to iouis Napoleon a .visit blessedness which is my stay and comfort in-thiavaleofteart,'-"-' vV"- I am, with groat respe'etyours; . B1IRWAN. ESTABLISHED IN HE C1BETH FOB THEE. Alihooga then lasjwrt weep a'er joys Oat an 14, When brtgki hopes are blighted, ant cherUbed frieali To the arms of Oiy Barlow, poor weeping ones law, O ! prere his eompstrion . ha caret for thee. - - Thoagh small be thy slots when pal want Is alga, Tls written, thy Ood shall all thy apply: Like the birds that he feedeta, from fear ever frsetf Be tarefol for aolhloej be car.tb far ibeej fhy heart may be heary, with sorrow oppressed And thy spirit be pining, and pasting far rest As thy day of endurance thy strength It stall be Thtae aid la alacrity he carets for Um. Thdogh keen be the eon a let, and bitter the strife, " Then art called forth to wage la the battle of Ufef -Tboagk mighty thy foe, yet greater Is he, " Thy shield and thy fortress h eareth for fhee. ; And .when erery temp aad-eonllet bah ceased. Aim! thy spirit from trial and toU Is released, -By the bright light of beaten then-, then thus wOt east Hoe thyloi-uled iriom. eUll eareth lei Hue. , Truth Fitl Spoken. Meredith P. Gentry, the American can- didate for Governor in Tennesseeis stump ing ihe Slate. He has been on the bunt of the Mount Pisgnh candidate, Mr.' John son. He met him at Sbelbyville soma lime ago, and pitched into him in brilliant style, as follorts: "Now, said Col. Gentry, I. wis'i to be) understood once for all, that 1 do not in terfere wiib a itfaVs right of conscience td worship God as be pleases; nor do I desire t union of Church and State. All that I ask, and all that I believe sound statesman ship to require, is that they should not be entrusted in piloting the ship Of State through the rough seas, when we have mariners, bornou the ocean, who can stand at the helm. Let them come over to our' free land let them enjoy, after they shall have served their appreniicsbip, the adJ vantages of . our institutions Let them be fully protected in their enjoyment; bat do not pls'-e them where tbey can dictate to us the laws by which we shall be govern ed. Wty, sir, take this case more Inter yoar own household; you invite a stranger to share your hospitality, you give bim protection, yon furnish bim wiib food and raiment, and take care of him. After m while, growing fat on your good thing, he assumes 10 rule the household in your absence, and when yon come back you find your orders disobeyed and your plans broken upl what would you say to himf But my competitor says, that the Amen' ican party is warring against one branch of Christ's Church; they refuse to rota for at y member of the Catholic Church for office. And he argues that the devils in hell with all their legions are warring, and have ever since they were cast out ot heaven by the Almighty, against thel rhurch of Christ On earth that the fenow Nothings, he says are warring against tbe Catholic church, one branch of Christ's church, and therefore, the Know Nothings aro in league with the devils in hell, In at tempting to tear down the Christian relig' ion, and building ou its ruins atheism andt infidelity. . - Now, let us see if there is" any force irt such an argument. Let as dissect rt. Let us see what it will prove. My competitor knows that the Catholic Church claims to be the only true church on earth, and tbat the Protestant churches are only Scis matics aud heretics, going to the devil as fast as they can and the Catholic Church seeks to exterminate them everywhere. Why, they burnt them at Smithfield; they. exterminated by scores in the tortures of the Infernal Inquisition; they now refuse Protestants burial in the countries under their sway in Italy and Spain; tbey re fuse tbem the right to worship in their own country they interdict their ver sions of the scriptures of divine truth' they are evidently leagued together for thsf purpose of destroying the Protestant churches of Christ on earth and my com petitor is their advocate. Does it not folJ low, therefore, according to his own argu ment, that my competitor, together with the Romish church and (he devils in belt are leagued together to destroy Christ's church on earth? How can my competit or escape this conclusion, if his argument i sound? Now, we know that toy com petitor is too firmly convinced of the truths' of Christianity, and the moral blessings attending its spread, to be leagued with such uaboly alliesin endeavoring to destroy ProtettantUm. Yet snch is. the inevita-' ble result of lib argoflaeriL Whistling) at . Falseii(jpd.A clergy mafi in Scotland desired bis hearers never' to call one another liars, but when any one' said wfiat was not true they ought tot. whistle. On Sunday he preathad m ser mon on the parable of the loaves and fiishet R.. In nat n loss to PXDlaio. he said that the loaves were not like those of novf a-days,-they were as big as the hilfa of Scotland, lie had scarcely pronounced the words when he heard a loud whistle. "What's that?" said he, "who calls me a liar?" . . : . : - "It's WalTy McDonald, the baker." "Well, What objection have ye to what told ye?" . - ' ,. ",. None, master John, only . wanted ut inow'what kind of ovens they used tbbake' to London, the second to. the prospect or peace, the third to the s?igef8eyastopol, and the fourth to the delins oT discipline) w the French army.